Floriana FC 1 vs 1 Hibernians FC
Floriana and Hibernians share one point each after a well fought encounter at the National Stadium.
Arthur Oyama made his debut in the Premier League for Floriana from the first minute as he missed previous encounters due to injury.
Hibernians started well when Jackson Lima low shot from distance saw Akpan saving his chance. The Paolites had another chance when off a Lima’s free kick , the ball fell into Garcia Gomes with the latter seeing his shot hitting the woodwork.
Despite Hibernians constant attacking football Floriana took the lead on the forty-it minute when off a Steve Pisani corner kick, Argentinean defender Enzo Ruiz rose above everyone to hit the ball behind Hogg to give Floriana the lead. Three minutes later Floriana could have doubled the score when again following a Pisani corner , Varela saw his header parried away by Hogg.
After the break Floriana missed another golden opportunity through Juninho Cabral , the Brazilian saw his shot ending wide. Few minutes later Alex Cini saw his low shot saved by Hogg. Steve Pisani saw his free kick ending few centimeters wide. After two disallowed goals, Hibernians managed to notch an equalizer it was Marco Sahanek who’s low shot gave Akpan no chance.
FLORIANA FC Starting XI; Ini Etim Akpan, Enrico Pepe, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Clyde Borg, Ignacio Varela, Maurizio Vella, Juninho Cabral (Dylan Grima – 69), Alex Cini, Arthur Oyama, Mario Fontanella
Subs not used: Matthew Grech, James Baldacchino, Jake Stensen, Jamie Delia, Denilson Borg Castaldi, Leighton Grech.
Coach: Giovanni Tedesco